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Teaching-Science

North Carolina State University

M.A. On Campus Online
18 months
Duration
28998 USD/year
28998 USD/year
11672 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Teaching-Science at North Carolina State University is an accelerated teacher licensure program that leads its graduates to both an initial teaching license and a master’s degree in as little as a year-and-a-half (full-time).

Overview

In the MAT, we expand our knowledge and impact, and continue to support teachers’ needs to integrate practice with theory as well as to experience today’s culturally diverse and technology-enhanced classrooms. The MAT provides an outstanding teacher preparation program at a reasonable cost.

Our Master of Arts in Teaching-Science at North Carolina State University prepares science teachers for grades 9-12 by building off a candidate’s strong background in the laboratory sciences. Coursework and field experiences focus on developing strong pedagogical content knowledge as it relates specifically to teaching high school science.

Our program is strong in the use of technology as candidates develop expertise with hand-held and computer-based technologies used for learning and teaching science. Candidates are expected to engage as scholars to synthesize research literature on learning and teaching science and use scientific inquiry methods in their planning, instruction and assessment of students.

In North Carolina, science teachers are licensed comprehensively, meaning that any licensed science teacher can teach any science course a school offers. In practice, teachers generally specialize in the life sciences or chemistry, or the physical sciences or earth/environmental sciences, but preparation for a license includes significant experiences in multiple fields of science. Having a broad-based knowledge of the sciences also give the teacher the opportunity to see and share with students the natural interdependency of the sciences.

The semester after you have completed a minimum of 15 hours you must complete the following to continue in the program:

  • Keep a minimum average of 3.0 in all course work.
  • Criminal Background Check

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Developing and Interpreting Assessment
  • Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community
  • Classroom Action Research
  • Inquiry and Professional Development
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Methods of Teaching Science
  • Technology Tools for Science Teaching
  • Seminar in Inquiry and Professional Development
  • Organization and behavioral management of diverse classrooms
  • Principles of Developing and Interpreting Assessment
  • Technology Tools for Science Teaching

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
    • Personal Statement
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Interview/resume/essays
    • Test Scores
    • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university that holds regional accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency such as SACS

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28998 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    28998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28998 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    11672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11672 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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